If you consolidate the instructions from the Tripitaka and other sources what would be the variations and additions to the instructions given in the Maha Satipatthana Sutta?

  • The question in your text is different from the one in the title. What exactly do you want to compare? Satipatthana with Maha-Satipatthana? Or just Maha-Satipatthana with other sources?
    – THelper
    Aug 8, 2014 at 9:15
  • If you compare Maha Sattipattana Sutta to the whole Tripitaka is it comprehensive or are there additional information or variations elsewhere? Aug 8, 2014 at 9:33

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Here are four comparison tables that expose the similarities and discrepancies in satipaṭṭhāna discourses from the Pāḷi Nikāyas and Chinese Āgamas:
From Mindfulness in Early Buddhism by Tse-Fu Kuan, p.166-169. Click the images to enlarge.

  • Is this a freely available book? Where can I get the whole thing? Also looking for a comparison within the Tripitaka also. Aug 8, 2014 at 9:36
  • The whole book is available in the link I gave above or, alternatively, here. In addition, you can find most of what you are looking for in A History of Mindfulness by Sujato Bhikkhu.
    – Unrul3r
    Aug 8, 2014 at 9:59

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